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Hackney Council launches £250,000 healthtech fund

Hackney Council has launched its second health innovation fund to support projects that aim to make the area around Tech City a healthier and happier place.

The local authority is offering grants of up to £30,000 from its £250,000 pot to projects using creative ways to tackles issues including obesity, sexual health and substance misuse.

Past projects to win money include a video game to help young people develop emotional intelligence, along with an initiative from Club Soda, the online platform for people who want to control their drinking.

Councillor Jonathan McShane, cabinet member for health, social care and culture, said: “The fund has proved to be a great way for our Public Health team to work with organisations from across the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors to create innovative solutions to the many long standing health issues faced by our residents.

“Councils are having to work smarter to achieve more with less money, and a key part of this is sharing ideas, skills and resources with people and organisations who have the insight, drive and compassion to make a difference in their communities.”

A launch event where interested organisations can find out more will take place at the Hackney Empire on 18 September.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 6 November and work on the final projects will start in April next year.

Full details here.